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gillian46

65, nurse (retired)

Mature and experienced. I can provide police checks and refs, am a non smoker and vegetarian. I am housetrained, happy with pets and responsible.
Apart from dogs and cats, there have been goats, horses, a turtle and a snake to look after!

I have brought up four children, and now have two lovely grandchildren.

My interests are music (I play fiddle),craft, travel and fitness, and of course, family.

Reviews (14)
We are so glad we found Gillian. She took such amazing care of our two (very spoilt) dogs and our home. The house was clean and tidy when we returned and were greeted with two happy dogs. Gillian also sent us photos and updates over the time we were away. Would 100% recommend to anyone, and we will try and use Gillian next time we need a Housesitter.
 
RACHAEL (Geelong VIC, Apr 2019)
This is the first time we have used a house sitter and we were a little nervous but Gillian made the process a whole lot easier and made us feel completely comfortable. Our one year old dog can be very nervous around new people but he really took to Gillian from the moment she walked in the front door! Gillian was great in keeping us regularly updated while we were away and we consider she did a fantastic job looking after our two (big) dogs! All four of us (dogs included) were very happy to ... MORE
 
SARAH-JAYNE (Cooks Hill NSW, Jun 2019 - 10 days)
Gillian did a wonderful job of looking after our two fussy cats and quite large garden. She kept us updated with cat photos and did a brilliant job. We felt very confident about leaving cats in her experienced care. She even went to the post office to pick up a special parcel. Thanks Gillian! On our return the house was well looked after and the cats looked very happy and well fed. :) Gillian is kind and easy going and we would highly recommend her to anyone. Thanks again Gillian! We'll ... MORE
 
MARIA (Northcote VIC, May 2019 - 12 Days)
No rating Gillian was my first house sitter ever, and I think we were both a little nervous about how she'd go with my horses, but she did a fabulous job. I reckon she's got her Horses Badge now, after 3 weeks of very hands on equine management. Thanks a million, Gillian!
DEBBY (Muckleford South VIC, Jun 2018 - 2 weeks 6 days)
No rating Gillian instantly made me feel like we were all in good hands. All the animals adored her, so much so I hardly felt I'd been missed upon my return :) highly recommended!
DIANNE (Woodend VIC, May 2018 - 1 week)
Wonderful to have Gillian sit for us while we were overseas in May - she was even able to ensure inspections for the property went smoothly as we had the place on the market while she was there. Happy to recommend her for any future house sits
 
LAURA (White hills VIC, May 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating Gillian very capably kept an eye on assorted sheep and cattle, fed and checked horses and looked after our dog and cat who loved having the company. She very kindly brought in and folded the washing, coped with some inclement weather and dodgy tv reception as well as leaving the house tidy. All greatly appreciated.
BRYONY (Smeaton VIC, May 2018 - 6 days)
No rating Gillian was wonderful looking after our 2 lovely Labs, Bella & Ben. She walked them every day on the beach, and we have had many of our neighbours remark at how lovely she was to talk to. Our house was spotless when we returned. I would recommend Gillian to any future house owner looking for someone responsible to look after their pets.
PATRICIA (Ventnor VIC, Sep 2017 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating My 17 year old Jack Russell passed away when I was overseas and Gillian coped brilliantly with his sudden demise and subsequent passing. It must have been the house sitting job from hell to cope with this. My house was immaculate on my return and Spike s rugs and toys neatly folded as I had asked. She kept me posted on his health issues and even offered to pick up my sons from the airport if they wanted to fly in. I could not ask for a more kind and gentle housesitter and person.
PAMELA (Castlemaine VIC, May 2017 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Gillian was absolutely brilliant and I wish I could have her for all our future house sits. Along with 3 chooks, a snake and cat we have a Chow Chow dog who needs special consideration as he has poor eyesight. Just before Gillian arrived he developed a skin sore and needed medication as well as cream applied and I was concerned he would need further vet treatment when we were away and I was worried about burdening a house sitter with that - but when Gillian arrived she completely put our ... MORE
CHARLES (North Gosford, NSW, Jul 2015 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Gillian did a fantastic job looking after our 2 very sooky dogs and 7 chooks while coping with the watering of a very large veggie garden. This is the first time we have used a house sitter and we were particularly anxious about our dogs as they are an integral part of the family and one of them suffers from separation anxiety. To put our minds at ease and let us enjoy our holiday without worrying,Gillian sent us lots of photo's of very relaxed, happy dogs - no separation anxiety in sight. ... MORE
RIVER (Cobargo, NSW, Nov 2014 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating We had to find a house sitter last minute. Gillian came to our rescue! Gillian was fantastic looking after the two dogs, one horse and three guinea fowl. I would recommend Gillian to anyone and it was great to have contact and regular photos of our beloved pets whilst on holiday. Thanks once again Gillian :)
CAROLINE (Napoleons, VIC, Oct 2014 - 3 weeks)
No rating We were very happy with Gillian she is a really kind and genuine person. We were overseas for 6 weeks and she was in constant touch with us reassuring us that all was well at home so we could enjoy our holiday. She kindly drove us to and from the airport. On our return the house was very tidy and our very spoilt cat, who she fell in love with, was very well fed and content. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gillian to house sit and hope to see her in the future for a cuppa.
JUNE (Maldon, VIC, Jun 2014 - 1 month 2 weeks)
No rating Gillian had done a previous 'sit' for us and made herself available when we had urgent need of a replacement house-sitter. The dogs were well looked after, the house was left in good order and Gillian communicated with us as and when needed. Overall - highly recommended.
ELAINE (Kyneton, VIC, May 2014 - 10 days)
 
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